Friday, October 27, 6pm at Copperfield’s Books | no admission charge |
Join with us as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Jazz Caliente. Founded by Lee Waterman and Tommy Kesecker in 1997, the band performs Afro-Cuban and Brazilian jazz featuring original compositions by Waterman as well as arrangements of jazz and Latin masters such as Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Wes Montgomery, Tito Puente, and Sergio Mendes. Joining Waterman on guitar and Kesecker on vibes will be Alex Murzyn on flute and reeds along with bassist Bill Lanphier, percussionist Michaelle Goerlitz, and drummer Bill Belasco.
Trademarks of the Jazz Caliente style are tight arrangements and infectious grooves. Basing its chordal foundation on vibes and guitar produces a brighter tonality and allows more space inside the music than with a traditional piano-based format. Their latest CD release is Olhos Verdes.
This free concert is presented as a collaboration between Jazz in the Neighborhood and Copperfield’s Books. We are grateful for the monetary support of our members, supporters, and advertisers that make these concerts possible.